The tremor that shook the western suburbs Nov. 4 seven seconds after a routine explosion at McCook’s Federal Quarry was an earthquake, not a quarry blast, the U.S. Geological Survey determined Wednesday after examining data from Hanson Material Service Corporation, the company that conducted the blast.
INVERNESS – Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District officials gave away more than 60 smoke detector batteries at a public information event in the Braymore Hills subdivision of Inverness on Saturday, Nov. 9. The event was intended to draw attention to how smoke detectors save lives.
WESTMONT – The Village of Westmont is searching for volunteers to join a new Environmental Improvement Commission.
GLEN ELLYN – With the Glen Ellyn Volunteer Fire Company in need of a more reliable revenue stream, the village will explore adding a fee to residents' water bills after a majority of trustees said they favored that option over increasing property taxes.